Anthropology is the study of humans, with the emphasis on our collective forms of social and cultural life and shared patterns of behaviour. This course emphasises the holistic and comparative breadth of the subject, studying humans from a variety of social, cultural, biological and evolutionary perspectives.
Oxford Brookes is one of very few UK universities where social and biological anthropology are taught alongside each other. Studying social anthropology will help you appreciate the organisation, beliefs and activities of other societies and so develop a deeper understanding of your own society. Biological anthropology provides complementary perspectives on human life within a broad evolutionary framework.
The Graduate Diploma in Anthropology enables graduates from other disciplines, and those with equivalent qualifications or work experience, to gain a qualification in anthropology at undergraduate level. It is also suitable for those graduates of anthropology and related disciplines who wish to extend their areas of specialist study. The course is sufficiently flexible with regard to module choices to enable students to follow their particular interests. It can provide excellent preparation for further postgraduate study and research, for instance in our MSc in Primate Conservation, our Masters by Research in Anthropology and, possibly, PhD research.
Most students chose the graduate diploma as a route to further study, continuing their education at master's and PhD level. Anthropology graduates succeed across a variety of careers including overseas development aid, environmental maintenance, education, eco-tourism, urban planning and the civil service.
2016/17 Home / EU full-time on-campus fee: £5,130
2016/17 Home / EU part-time on-campus fee: £2,620
2016/17 International full-time on-campus fee: £12,850
Where part time fees are quoted this is for the first year only. Fees will increase by approximately 2% each year.
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This course provides students with intensive training in selected aspects of anthropology at advanced undergraduate level.
It can constitute a conversion course for students wishing to continue with anthropology at master's level or higher, eg, a PhD, depending on their background and achievements. Students usually opt to follow pathways focusing on social or biological aspects of anthropology.
However, it is equally possible to select a programme aimed at gaining broad training across both aspects of the subject.
The course is built around two pathways - social and biological anthropology. Each pathway has two compulsory modules: one introductory and the other a more advanced theoretical module. For the rest of the course, in discussion with the course tutor, you will put together a programme of six modules according to your aims and interests.
To gain the award, students must pass eight modular credits from the broad range of acceptable anthropology modules offered, including the two compulsory modules.Compulsory ModulesOne of:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification is required. However, all applications are considered on their merits and we will consider applicants who do not meet the required level, if they can demonstrate through qualifications or experience, they have the knowledge, capabilities and commitment necessary.
No work experience is required.
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